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of colonel gaddafi's compounds in tripoli where a three-story building was destroyed. the libyan authorities are saying civilians were in that area who had volunteered to be human shields and they could have been killed. the british foreign secretary william hague said there was no intention to kill or injure civilians. the idea of the coalition is to prevent -- protect civilians on the ground here. yet we have more from alan little. >> the war has come to the heart of the gaddafi's regime we heard the hard, metallic but of the missile strike as anti-aircraft fire raked the sky. then an explosion. it turned a three-story building to rubble. the allies said the strike disabled a command and control facility. gaddafi himself was not a target. the government here says it was proved the air campaign was not about protecting civilians, but about something much more sinister. rex's it is not their priority, -- >> it is another priority to attack this very place. they know from the media that hundreds of civilians are here and in this place to protected as voluntary as human shields. >> those volun
gaddafi's residence in tripoli reportedly hit. welcome to a brand new hour of fox report, special edition. i'm harris falkner, this is a picture of gaddafi's house that was hit back in 1986, you remember under ronald reagan they targeted that residence and they hit it. they destroyed part that have compound. that is not a current picture, but it gives you an idea that he has been targeted in the past and us military officials say to fox that this time, this was not an american air strike, however, it could have left the door open, all of the fire power that has been in the air there, could have left the door open for a number of people to have targeted that residence, chug france or britain perhaps and for the second consecutive night, the united states britain and dance, launching jet bombers and cruise missiles inside of libya. the pentagon is leading the aand the top brass seem to be pleased, more in a moment. muammar gaddafi is vowing a war and coalition of rebels in his country and the casualties are mounting, a spokesperson for the rebels reportedly claimed that 8,000 libyans aligne
intervention in libya diplomatic preure is growing. the u.s., britain and france warned gaddafi to hold the advance and pull back on other cities. this comes on the heels of a decision to propose a no-fly zone. gaddafi has declared a cease- fire but rebels say government forces continued their assault. >> for these rebels the no-fly zone cannot come soon enough. the resolution gives me new hope. >> there for libya has decided on an immediate cease-fire and stoppage of all operations. >> that announcement has been received with skepticism. >> the libyan people have called for international assistance. this resolution paves the way for that to be answered. colonel gaddafi's refusal to hear the repeated calls to stop violence against his own people has left us with no other choice. >> the international community will not be tricked by the libyan regime. the international community will verify strict compliance with the resolution. >> at the nato headquarters preparations were made to pave the way for operations to begin this weekend. >> we now havthe power and legal basis to stop. that is
. >> colonel gaddafi continues to defy the world. his attacks on civilians go on. today we have been monitoring the troubling reports of fighting around and within benghazi itself. as president obama said, we have every reason to fear left uncheck gaddafi will commit unspeakable atrocities. >> kelly: secretary of state hillary clinton. molly henneberg is joining us live from washington the. and holly, how does secretary clinton describe. >> she didn't give military details, she is the top diplomate. and further delay on libya will put the civilians at risk and the u.s. will support national military efforts to prevent gaddafi from attacking his own people. >> america has unique capabilities and we will bring them to bear to help our european and canadian allies and arab partners without further violence against civilians. including through the effective implementation of a no-fly zone. as president obama says, the united states will not deploy ground troops. but there should be no mistaking our commitment to this effort. >> reporter: secretary clinton is at an emergency summit. 22 european, no
of the war against the gaddafi regime in liba. a massive attack on his air defenses and air fields. these have been an unqualified success. a pentagon official telling fox news those strikes, 114 cruise missiles hitting more than 20 targets on libya's med terrainin coast have, quote, severely disabled gaddafi's surface air missile capability, making possible phase two of the international effort against the libyan dictator. imposition of a no-fly zone skin designed to protect rebels and civilian who's have been, as you know subjected to brutal attack from the gaddafi he regime. do the people of libya know what is going on? let's ask our brave steve harriganan live in tripoli. tell whaus the mood is there and what you think is going on. >> reporter: geraldo, the sun is about to come up here, both sides will get a better look at damage from that cruise missile attacks. there is going to be a lot after tension on both sides to see how effective they were. how effective in disabling or dismantling antiaircraft systems? will we see another round of cruise missile strikes the goal being
." >> president obama says supplying weapons to opposition fighters is on the agenda, and calls on gaddafi to give up power. >> it's fair to say that if we wanted to get weapons into libya, we probably could. we're looking at all our options at this point. >> london appoints a new group to help decide libya's political future as fierce fighting continues across the country. gaddafi's force has launched a ferocious counterattack on the rebels. we report at the center of intense fighting. >> we've been hearing sustained artillery fire and the rebels themselves are firing rockets just up ahead. >> welcome to "bbc news" broadcast to our viewers in pbs in america and also around the world. coming up for you, with just a month to go for the royal wedding here, we have a list of the do's and don't's ahead of the big day. >> welcome. as fierce fighting continues in libya, president obama has said he has not ruled out supplying u.s. weapons to opposition figures in the country. he also says he believes colonel gaddafi was losing control of his country would ultimately step down. speaking in a series of int
and colonel gadda gaddafi, says that all libyans love him and won't step down. >> they love me all. >> rebels protect their territory. desperate to get out of libya kn, migrants sleep where they can. welcome to "bbc world news," within week paying tributes to the victims of the christchurch earthqua earthquake. jane russell a screen actor of the 1950's has died. >> welcome, he may be under intense international pressure to step down. but in an exclusive interview, libyan's colonel gaddafi came out fighting. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. said that he was delusional. >> it was colonel gaddafi's first interview since this crisis started. he agreed to see bbc news and the sunday times. he said that the u.n.sanction resolutions against libyan were illegitima illegitimate. and asked if he would leave the country. [laughter] as if anyone would leave their home land, he said. >> mr. gaddafi, you have been known as the leader, and for years. and plenty of people in this country would say that the biggest obstacle of change for them and libya is you. >> he said that his presence actually instigated c
military operation to stop libya's leader, muammar gaddafi. >> and effectively he hasn't flown any in the last few days, i would say the no-fly zone is effectively in place. >> harris: that was 24 hours ago, and tonight, fox reports live from tripoli. what our journalists on the ground are seeing now. plus, life saving supply already running low in japan's devastation zone. now traces of radiation found in even more food sources. but a month a frantic rush to contain a nuclear disaster. >> earthquake survivors pulled from the wreckage. we're live from japan where a new day begins. we begin tonight with a heavy bombardment by coalition forces inside libya. mixed messages by muammar gaddafi who has called for a new cease-fire and promises to fight to the death at the same time. here is where we stand. the fog calling operation odyssey dawn a success and we're told the no-fly zone is now in effect and cruise missiles and long range bombers have taken out a number of key targets including ground forces and air defense systems and the libyan military answering back with anti-aircraft fi
of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> faq or the action, did colonel gaddafi really make an offer to stand down to opposition rebels? the train comes as gaddafi forces continue to launch airstrikes on a town held by the rebels. welcome to "gmt." we have a world of news and opinion. also in the program, at least 20 people are killed and more than 100 injured after a massive car bomb explodes in a pakistani city. it is international women's day. we look at the roles that women have played in recent uprisings across the arab world. midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, 2:00 p.m. in the be aware there are unconfirmed reports that colonel gaddafi spoke with rebels about standing down. a spokesman for the national libyan council claims that they had been approached by an envoy for gaddafi. meanwhile, nato has increased their coverage over libya. government forces are reported to have launched fresh air strikes over london. emily has this report. >> this is now the front line in the east. the loose knit rebels are under fire from the air. they try and resist wit
we do for you. >> and now, "bbc world news." >> colonel gaddafi on the offenses as his rebels launched an attack. 14 are killed, but the rebels repel the assault. the leaders won international involvement will not be tolerated. >> we will put our fingers in the eye of whoever it defies the libyan people. >> plans to repatriate libyan migrants. britain and france offer help to tens of thousands trapped at the border. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast our viewers on pbs in america. also around the globe tiered in pakistan, the only christian government minister is shot dead, a killing he predicted just a few weeks ago. >> i was told that i would be assassinated. >> the gunman kills two u.s. airmen on a bus in frankfurt. hello. it was the day that gaddafi loyalists seemed to be fighting back against the libyan uprisings in earnest, but now, the libyan leader's opponents look to be back in control. they bit off an attack by the libyan army unit with vastly superior weaponry, but at one point, they did have the upper hand. medics say at least 14 people died in the fighting. "b
-tunisia border. pro gaddafi forces are now battling with the opposition for strategic areas of control. air force warplanes strike near the oil town in eastern libya one day after gaddafi troops failed to recapture it from rebels. the international community steps up its efforts to move thousands of stranded people away from libya's border with tunisia. >> welcome to gmt in london. also in the program, german police investigate whether a kosovo man was acting alone or as part of a terror group, shooting two american servicemen. >> hello and welcome from the libyan border with tunisia, where 95,000 people have now fled from libya across this border crossing point alone. thousands of them, namely migrant workers from inside libya, are still stranded. they have been for several days, some of them for up to one week. the situation is gradually beginning to ease. the international community has now got something like 40 flights to get some of these people back to the countries they originally came from. in many cases, that is egypt. there are planes organize today, started from the united nations, bri
the oil town of brega, defeating units loyal to gaddafi. in tripoli, gaddafi again begins -- again blames the balance on a plot from -- on an international plot. welcome to bbc news, broadcast around the globe. questions about why pakistan's assassinated minister had no police protection despite threats made against him. we will have news on libya in a moment, but we begin with breaking news from new zealand. this comes from the head of civil defense, john hamilton, who has said that authorities have given up hope of finding any more survivors after last tuesday's earthquake. that was nine days ago now. the effort to look for survivors should turn to when the recovery of the remaining victims. we will have more as it comes in. anti-government rebels have begun celebrating after forces loyal to gaddafi were forced to retreat after the battle in the eastern oil point of -- oil port of brega. the government forces with vastly superior weaponry did at one. have the upper hand. this is the first time they moved into the region since it fell to into government protesters two weeks ago. john sim
libyan leader muammar gaddafi has to go, but says it's not the goal of the international military effort against gaddafi's government. in fact, one u.s. commander concedes gaddafi could remain in power. libyan rebels are trying to exploit the international stripes across the country, as gaddafi's army is using journalist and civilians as human shields and targets. we have team coverage. brit hume looks at the role in the coverage. and rick leventhal is on the ground with the latest from the rebel stronghold of benghazi. but first, national security correspondent jennifer griffin at the pentagon looking at the military operation and whether the no-fly zone is working. good evening, jennifer. >> hi, bret. the french may have dropped the first bombs saturday, but it soon became clear that the u.s. commander were calling the shot from the newest command in europe. the missile fired by the british submarine that struck gaddafi's compound were not unlike the tom mahawks fired from aboard the destroyer. coalition forces fired more than 13tomahawks in two days at a cost of $1.5 million a piece.
>> and now, "bbc world news." >> a warning for colonel gaddafi. comply with the u.n. resolution or face military action against libya. >> if gaddafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. the resolution will be enforced through military action. >> a state of emergency is declared in yemen after least 40 people are shot dead during an anti-government rally. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later, japan's nuclear safety agency raises the accident alert levels at the fukushima nuclear plant saying the situation is serious. a nation remembers. japan holds a minute of silence for those who died in the earthquake and tsunami a week ago. ♪ the u.s. president barack obama has said the libyan leader colonel gaddafi must obey the u.n. demands or face military action. earlier, the libyan government announced an immediate ceasefire and promised to follow the u.n. resolution passed on thursday. he said colonel gaddafi had to stop all attacks on civilians, pull back his troops, and allow in humanitarian aid. >> now once more, muammar
supplies of cash, assist the opposition and work with other nations to hays at any day when gaddafi leaves power. >> foreign ministers from around the world including hillary clinton meet in london to discuss libya's future. i'm david eades in london. also coming up in the program, in japan, further fears fukushima. and how about having the wedding reception here? bucking ham palace gets ready for the wedding of prince william. >> hello, and welcome. from eastern libya. the rebel advance was so rapid over the weekend, now appears to be slowing down even halted. they reached a town but didn't get much further. they had been attacked by pro-gaddafi loyalists in pickup trucks firing machine guns at them. firing at them. gaddafi forces attacked rebels along the beach. rebels are still trying to get towards they are well short at the moment. meanwhile, as the fighting goes on on the ground, there will be lots of talking, because world leaders will be gathering to speak about the gaddafi regime. president obama has appeared on american television selling that libya will not become another iraq.
of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> colonel gaddafi's troops force rebels from key strong holds while his son threatens a new bigger military onslaught. >> we are moving now. everybody is fighting. >> in brussels, the talking continues as the international community tries to decide what action to take. >> nato is united. nato is ready to act. >> saudi arabia, protesters call for a day of rage. the government promises tough action to preserve stability. welcome to bbc news broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up a little later for you, we have a special report following afghanistan's new army recruits and how they are preparing to face the taliban. and the most expensive musical in broadway history has had its opening postponed for a sixth time. welcome once again. pro government forces in libya have tend up their onslaught against the rebels who are leaving after a sustained bombardment. reports from the west say many parts of the town have been destroyed in the recent fighting of recent days with the initiative appearing
forces to help protect the libyan people from the brutality of muammar gaddafi, i pledged to keep the american people fully informed. since then, i've spoken about the limited scope and specific purpose of this mission. today, i can report that thanks to our brave men and women in uniform, we've made important progress. as commander in chief, i face no greater decision than sending our military men and women into harm's way. and the united states should notand cannotintervene every time there's a crisis somewhere in the world. but i firmly believe that when innocent people are being brutalized, when someone like gaddafi threatens a bloodbath that could destabilize an entire region; and when the international community is prepared to come together to save many thousands of livesthen -- then it's in our national interest to act. and it's our responsibility. this is one of those times. our military mission in libya is clear and focused. along with our allies and partners, we're enforcing the mandate of the united nations security council. we're protecting the libyan people from ga
>>> issue one, gaddafi grounded! >> today i authorized the armed forces of the united states to begin a limited military action in libya in support of an international effort to protect libyan civilians. that action has now begun. >> an international effort to protect libyan civilians from the forces of colonel moammar gaddafi. that international effort is a no-fly zone over libyan airspace, intended to protect libyan civilians from bombings by gaddafi's air force. the united nations security council last thursday authorized a no-fly zone in resolution 1973. the resolution emphasis is clear -- save libyan civilian lives. "grave concern at the heavy civilian casualties, insure the protection of civilians, a complete end to violence against civilians, protect civilians and civilian populated areas, protect civilians." 10 security councilmembers voted yes on the resolution. u.s., u.k., france, bosnia- herzegovina, columbia, garr bon, lebanon, nigeria, portugal, south africa. five members abstained -- russia, china, germany, brazil, india. the 10 votes was just one more than the
will hold gaddafi and kill him. >> fist fighting in the western city upper -- of misrata. we are broadcasting to our viewers in p.b.s. in america, and around the world. japan's prime minister declares a state of maximum alert over the crisis at the fukushima nuclear plant. president obama has made his first formal speech on the military campaign in libya. the address in washington came amid some criticism in the united states that the president has yet to explain what the goals of military action are and how long the military action will last. he responded by saying that a failure to act would have carried a far greater price for both american and libya. but he made clear military action will not go beyond the u.n. mandate and regime change must not be pursued by force. >> of course, there is no better off with a duffy of of power. -- with the duffy out of power. i embrace that goal and will actively pursue its turn non- military means. broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake. the task i assigned our forces, to protect the libyan people fro
we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> colonel gaddafi's troops force rebels from strong holesd, while his son threatens a new, bigger military onslaught. >> it's time for action. we are moving now. everybody is going to be so excited. >> in brussels, the talk continues as the international community tries to decide what action to take. >> nato is united. nato is vigilant. nato is ready to act. >> saudi arabia protestors call for a day of range. the government promises tough ability to promote stability. welcome to "bbc news." coming up a little later for you, while the muslim community in the united states has been angered by a congressional committee. why the most expensive musical in broadway history has had its opening postponed for a sixth time. hello. pro-government forces in libya have stepped up their onslaught against the rebels who are said to be fleeing after sustained bombardment. reports say many parts of the town have been destroyed in the heavy fighting of recent days. with the initiative reporting to swing towards the government, colonel gaddafi's son has
captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> muammar gaddafi's forces are fighting rebels on several fronts. in the west security forces launched an offensive to retake one town. in tripoli, protesters took to the streets calling for the end of muammar gaddafi's rule. there have been no reports of injuries. heavily armed rebels clashed with muammar gaddafi's fors elsewhere. the head of the rebel council says the fighting will not stop until the opposition liberates the entire country. the rebels are preparing to march on tripoli. >> rebels under fire from khadafi = = -- gaddafi loyalists. this man screams he wants to murder his own people. this is the site of a key oil terminal. rebels fired a sustained brian shaw of artillery in an attempt to overrun a military base. fighting was also reported 200 kilometers to the east. loyalist forces are taking a position outside one city. rebels are manning anti-aircraft guns around the clock. >> we have had enough. we want progress and not a corrupt ruler. we are telling muammar gaddafi to leave. he is a muslim but his mask has slipped. >> aerial bomb
." tripoli is one city, two tails. colonel gaddafi as it is peaceful, but our correspondent finds that the unrest has also reached there. and people are fleeing to the tunisian border. the united nations warns of a humanitarian crisis. united states is beefing up its military presence in the region, and in other news, the united nations suspends libya from the human rights council. >> below, i might emily. welcome to the program, broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the globe -- i am mike embley. drought in china as the country's economy steams ahead. can the water supply keep pace with the change. >> welcome to benghazi, libya's second-largest city. we have heard bursts of gunfire. there is still uncertainty here, mixed with a sense of celebration. this is still very much a divided country. colonel gaddafi is holding on, but even the capital is not under his control, as we have been finding out. >> gaddafi supporters were in town to wave off a convoy to benghazi. they say his authority will be restored. >> forever, forever. >> the power of the regime is
that targeted gaddafi tanks, rocket launchers, as well as artillery that has really paved the way for them to take the town of ajdabiya. but also more importantly, the resupply trucks from the government going down the long desert road they have been hit hard. so gaddafi forces without fuel, without ammunition they have had little choice but to retreat in the face of running out of supplies. they retreated also past brega. at times the gaddafi forces are also getting out of their military vehicles, getting in civilian cars to flee without being targeted. the next big test is likely to be gaddafi's hometown where his popular base is strong, as well as his military. if the rebels can take that, all bets are off. there could be a real battle here in the capital. as far as the gaddafi government goes, they are objecting, saying it's an outrage what is happening. they say the allied forces are taking sides in the civil war, helping the rebels openly. going far beyond their u.n. mandate. in order to boost morale in the field, the gaddafi government has given promotions and pay raises to all offi
." >> an apparent defection from gaddafi's inner circle. the libyan foreign minister turns up in london. moussa koussa, a senior libyan official for decades, is now being questioned. >> i think so, psychologically it's all about psychology. it can't be helpful to gaddafi. >> the british government says moussa koussa will not receive immunity, but hopes that more will follow his lead. >> we encourage those around gaddafi to abandon him and embrace the better future for libya that allows political transition and real reform. >> welcome to "g.m.t.." this is the world of news and opinion. also in the program -- u.n. sanctions for the president who won't give up power. opposition forces in ivory coast extend their gains on the ground. and testing times. ireland waits to find out if its banks need another cash bailout. it's 1:00 p.m. across libya, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and midday here in london. here, a key member of colonel gaddafi's inner circle is talking to british government officials. moussa koussa was, until yesterday, libya's foreign minister. according to the brit, government, he arrived
you do? who do you hand the government over to? do you topple gaddafi? if you do topple him what is the next government? is there going to be a next government? then and we're now in the civil war in the middle of a civil war. not because we're there in a self-defense position. we're there because we're trying to protect civil inins. and tell me -- . >> yemen, yemen, more people died in yemen yesterday. and we're in it. and could we be in it regime change now? >> now, we're in it. think think that is the only goal we've got. >> unconditionalal surrender or the death of gaddafi? >> i think gaddafi dead or alive. if not he's going to do what the taliban did in afghanistan. going to go underground and this will go on and on. he's not going to surrender. he knows he goes to international criminal courts. >> that is for sure. >> we're going to have more here, but i want to go to molly hennenberg. tell us more about the meeting that happened in paris. >> reporter: right. secretary of state hillary clinton met in paris with 22 leaders to discuss the diplomatic angle of this and presiden
test taken steps. >>pam: moammar gaddafi as declaring that the air strike is showing civilians attacked in the air strikes. the president will be addressing the nation and kathryn is monetary the podium. he will be speaking at the university. >>catherine: a critics are saying that he is not been done a cricket shop and why are we in libya. another conflict. he is not done a-- great job. and he needs to explain what is the strategy. we are watching the and it sounds like he is getting introduced. let us listen anin. >> the president i would like to update the american people on the international efforts that we have led him in libya. what we of dawn, what we have planning to do and why this what we have done--let me begin paying tribute to our men and a uniform and women in uniform that acted with courage, professionalism and patriotism. they have moved with incredible speed and strength. because of them and our dedicated diplomats a coalition has been forged countless lives have been saved. meanwhile, as we speak of our troops are supporting our allies and japan. leaving a rock to its p
." >> targeting tripoli a third night of bombing by coalition forces in libya. the u.s. says gaddafi's grip on the country is weakening. celebrations as air strikes check the advance of libyan forces in the east. but for how long? >> the truth is that colonel gaddafi's forces have not gone away and the cease fire that he declared appears meaningless. >> and the debate over the aims of the operation intensifies, president obama says the libyan leader has to go. in other news, protests in yemen gather pace. the president refuses to step down despite a number of high-profile defections. >> welcome to "bbc world news." explosions and anti-aircraft fire have been heard near tripoli as allied forces enforce the no-fly zone over libya for a third night. dozens of targets have been hit, but the coalitions say the libyan leader is not being targeted and insist that the campaign is aimed at protecting civilians. alan is in tripoli, starting our coverage with the latest of the allied support. >> from the ground, you cannot tell what is being hit, but you hear the impact of the missile strikes and the
in washington. this is a "fox news alert." moments ago, muammar gaddafi vowed to continue fighting. in remarks seen here broadcast from the capital city of tripoli in direct violation of the security council resolution, gaddafi promised supporters they would be victorious against the rebels and the international forces. this as president obama promised to hand over the lead of the mission in libya to allies in coming days. insisting in a news conference moments ago in el salvador, "we will continue to support libya, but he will not be in the lead." national security correspondent jennifer griffin takes a look at the mission status so far. jennifer? >> reporter: hi, bret. i just got an understanding about what the new command will likely look like when the u.s. transitions to what will be essentially a nato, plus arab countries. h isep model used in afghanistan as it's described to me. we understand the u.s. and france have come to a late agree in the the last few hours there is now no discrepancy between what france wants and what the u.s. wants. the president we understand is culting short hi
to the ground and i fear al-gaddafi's forces are going to prevail over the long term unless we find a better way to support the resistance on the ground. >> neil: cornel. we are watching the opening statement. that is watch because i don't understand portuguese. i apologize . the other bad news, is no one understands portuguese. >> neil: i -- know. this is the longest opening statement on the part of a foreign leader in the history of man. but the president is down there and we are told hillary clinton secretary of state did brief him on these talks going on with the french president nicholas sarkozy and many are saying that hillary clinton are sounding the clarion call and leading that in the administration, what do you think of that? >> it is apparent france is taking the leading role. they demonstrated they are committed to doing something and we hope that our european alleys and alleys in the africa will end up being the ones and our egyptian friends and the ones who are providing tharps and material and communication support that the people on the ground need. that is where we may see this
radiation levels make it unfit for children to drink. gaddafi says that he will be victorious in his first public appearance. syrian human rights activists say that at least 54 killed after police opened fire on the attackers -- said that at least five were killed after police opened fire on the attackers. in britain, taxing the country's deficit is at the top of the agenda. the government is set to announce its annual budget. >> clear guidance to residents of tokyo as a radiation exceeding health limits have been found in the water. legislators are still trying to cool the reactor is that the fukushima nuclear plant in the north of the country. for the restrictions have been released around the food coming from the area. >> the water supply around tokyo is now contaminated. radiation supplies have gone above the safe levels for infants, not enough to pose a danger to the rest of the people living here. now they are being told that radiation is being found in more and more of the vegetables that they like to buy. the government has been testing produce in the area for several days that. ra
they have weakened colonel gaddafi the's control of the sky. >> we think we have been very effective in degrading his ability to control his regime forces. >> in yemen, a growing number of army officers and diplomats defect to the protesters. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- more fears that the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear plant is raising radiation levels in the sea surrounding it. and a man undergoes a full face transplant. hello. colonel gaddafi's government in libya is telling reporters that foreign attacks that killed many people at ports and at the airport, which it describes as the series -- as a civilian airport. the government also says the last rebel stronghold in the west of the country has fallen to gaddafi loyalists. earlier, gaddafi troops were accused of firing on civilians. there is no doubt that a third night of bombardment is under way. this is the scene in the capitol. attacks on the first two nights were at a series of libyan targets, including colonel g
." >> colonel gaddafi says he will be victorious in the end as he appears at a recently-bombed site in tripoli. >> i am not afraid of the aircraft. i am steadfast. my home is here. justice is on my side. it gives me stroning fight on. >> no backing down from the coalition as hillary clinton says some of gaddafi's aides may be looking for a way out of the crisis. i'm david eades. also coming up in the program. reports say police fired on protesters in the south of the country, killing at least five in syria. and high levels of radiation are found in tokyo's water plant. it is unfit for babies. >> hello. for the first time since air strikes on his country began, colonel gaddafi appeared to say he will not be defeated. he appeared in tripoli and said his enemies would be confined to the dust bin of history. hillary clinton has suggested aides to gaddafi may be looking for a way out. western war planes have flown more than 300 sortees over libya and tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired. let's go to my colleague, ben brown. >> hello, and welcome to benghazi in eastern libya. there have been mor
with gaddafi still in power. >> and rebels advance toward capital, but meet stiff opposition. >> welcome to g.m.c., i'm george with the world of news and opinion. also in the program -- thousands gather in support of syrian president assad, due to give his first public response to days of unprecedented protest. and behind the scenes at buckingham palace. >> it's early morning in washington. 1:00 in the afternoon in tripoli and midday here in london where delegates are gathering for a conference on libya. curiously, anyone with any sort of stake in libya will be in attendance except the libyans themselves. on the ground, forces of opposition with the help of coalition air strikes appear to have ground to a halt. >> colonel gaddafi's troops shore up their position in his hometown of surt now threatened by the rebels. if the rebels fail, stalemate. government leaders even held a preconference video linkup to try to nail down a way forward. the conference venue is the historic lancaster house where governments will discuss how to carry out air strikes and carry out humanitarian needs. >> it is al
in protest against colonel gaddafi and his regime, asking for new rights and freedoms. there were hopeful times that a better future awaited them, and my people elsewhere, they were taking their destiny into their own hands. mr. speaker, far from meeting those, he has responded by attacking his own people. on the 23rd february the un secretary general cited the reported nature and scale of attacks on civilians as "egregious violations of international and human rights law" and called on the government of libya to "meet its responsibility to protect its people." he later said that more than 1,000 people had been killed and many more injured in libya amidst credible and consistent reports of arrests, detention, and torture. over the weekend of 26t and 27 february, at britain's instigation, the un security council agreed resolution 1970. this condemned gaddafi's actions. it imposed a travel ban and assets freeze on those at the top of his regime. it demanded an end to the violence, access for international human rights monitors and the lifting of restrictions on the media. and it referred th
>> hello and welcome. i am mcginley with the news. >> the headlines at this hour. the gaddafi regime launches air strikes in eastern libya as it battles to regain control. two u.s. soldiers are killed in a shooting at frankfurt airport. german interior minister thomas de maiziere takes the defense portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we begin in libya, where gaddafi has threatened to start a war if the u.s. or nato intervenes in the unrest. speaking at a political rally, gaddafi says thousands of libyans could be killed if foreign powers and to the country. member is in the suez canal are heading toward libya as the u.s. and u.n. high pressure on the regime. forces loyal to gaddafi launched air strikes on a rebel- controlled town in the east of the country. >> dozens of seriously injured rebel soldiers have been admitted to this hospital. pro-gaddafi forces have launched air strikes on the city. the libyan leader attempts to recapture lost territory in the east of the country. inhabitants are fleeing the battles
of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> troops loyal to gaddafi use heavy push -- forced to stop the rebel push across the west. the town recaptured by government troops. mr. gaddafi that a son of warns of chaos if his father fails. >> you will see its increase. you'll see millions of illegal immigrants. the terror will be next to your door. >> welcome to "gmt." a world of news and opinion. also in the program -- former french president jacques chirac goes on trial on charges he misused public funds while he was the mayor of paris. and pro-democracy activists in egypt target the institutions synonymous with repression under hosni mubarak. hello, and welcome. it is midday in london, 6:00 p.m. in delhi and washington they are waking up to news that forces loyal to colonel gaddafi pounded on opposition fighters to halt the advance toward tripoli. opposition forces have been driven out of the town of bin jawad. gaddafi has begun using heavy air and artillery. our world affairs expert and cameraman duncan stone went to bin jawad. here is their report. >> at dawn, it
for an immediate response . al-gaddafi himself continuing his attacks on rebelings. meanwhile more after shocks in japan today. a 6.1 hitting the area near the fukushima power plant. and government finding radiation in tap water and spinach and milk. california govern gov brown assuring his residents of hisitate that there is no problem from the radiation . the fda is screening anything from japan in this government. it is in the food and air but in the airplanes in planes and passengers from japan for radio activity. robert crandel if it is a speed bump for the industry or much like 9/11 something worse. what do you think, bob? >> noo, everything as we have heard today. everything that has happened to date indicated that airplanes and people coming in from japan, are simply radiation free. the customs and border papatrol have these disipiters and one case in chicago and dallas where it tripped. they went and got more sophisticated equipment and took a look and found that the amount of the radiation wasest . you know, it is very important i think that we be cautious in talking too much about th
action. the fighters in tripoli among supporters of gaddafi. >> this is madness. [inaudible] >> we will go live to the house of commons where did the crime and -- david cameron is making a statement. >> colonel gaddafi has responded by attacking his own people. he has brought the full might of armed forces to bear on them. the world has watched as he has brutally crushed his own people. on february 3, the un secretary general cited the report, the report in nature and scale as "egregious violations of international and human rights law" and called on the government of libya to protect its people. the secretary general later said that more than 1000 people had been killed and many more injured in libya amidst credible and consistent reports of arrests, detention, and torture. over the weekend of february 26, at britain's instigation, the u.n. security council agreed resolution 1970, condemning gaddafi's actions and imposed a travel ban and asset freezes and demanded international rights volunteers access. it referred to the situation in libya to the international criminal court, so
against the attacks by the gaddafi regime. >> that will be music to the ears of the u.s. government, which is seeking to reduce the level of american involvement in policing the no-fly zone. news of the agreement brought this response from the secretary of state. >> nato is well-suited to court natick this international effort and making sure that all participating nations are working effectively together towards our shared goals. this includes countries beyond nato including the arab partners. we expect all of them to be providing important political guidance going forward. >> maintaining the international support for the libyan operation is a key objective to nato, and now that it controls the no-fly zone. the french president indicating that he wants the coordination of the campaign to remain critical even as his armed forces remain on patrol off of libya. >> a french warplanes enforcing the no-fly zone has destroyed an aging libyan single engine jet. two government tanks are reported to have been destroyed in air strikes. tanks are said e inside the city in the port area. >> the battle
council backs action against colonel gaddafi with a no-fly zone. >> this resolution demands an immediate cease-fire and a complete end to attacks against civilians. >> as libyan forces close in on benghazi, gaddafi says his army will show no mercy. celebration and fireworks in benghazi as news reaches the rebels. in japan, engineers at the foot fishing the dai-ichi power plant lay new power plants that should be keeping the core cool. -- engineers at the fukishima power plant late new power lines to keep the for cool. the u.n. security council has approved a resolution for the creation of a no-fly zone to protect civilians in libya from attacks by colonel gaddafi's forces. the resolution calls for all necessary measures but it rules out the use of foreign ground troops. there were five abstentions including china and russia. french officials have said that military action could begin within hours although britain has cautioned against that suggestion. >> there was no opposition to the plan that britain, france, and lebanon had presented. significantly, both russia and china were among th
what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." clerics as colonel gaddafi's troops force rebels from strongholds, as they prepare for a bigger government onslaught. >> america, and nato, france, this is our country. >> there is much diplomatic talk, but no agreement on what to do next. the arab uprising reached the saudi kingdom. we have a special report. welcome to bbc world news. the pope has been a new book about jesus christ and there are surprising revelations. and we journey to australia to find out why the kangaroo has such a balance in its step. -- such a bounce in its step. in libya, colonel gaddafi's troops are still bombarding rebel-held areas from the air and the ground. one of his sons has said that government forces will unleash a full-scale assault. any international integration -- any international intervention will not be a piece of cake, and will fail. the rebels and those following them are easy targets on an open road in in the desert. this was near the oil camp. and they weren' forced back. the rebels have gone up and down this road, but to get off th
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